wide variety of selections
wide variety of selections and outstanding service.
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food at LA Live
The food and wine list were excellent. I was very happy with the menu selection and the quality of the items. I was especially pleased that I didn't see nachos or chicken wings on the menu. The service was near perfect. The wait staff was very polite, prompt, efficient, and attentive. The only issue was the waiter had his sleeve in my water at one point as well as in the butter dish. The Crème Brule was divine. My husband especially enjoyed his desert cocktail. Ambiance was okay, considering it was situated in a hotel lobby at LA Live and there was a table of tourists with screaming children immediately next to us. I would be happy to dine there again.
3/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleasant dining experience
Very pleasant dining experience and good service. We liked the spacious setting in the dining room and the low noise level. Very good start of the evening, followed by a concert at Nokia Theatre.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The bread served before dinner
The bread served before dinner was a special treat. Drinks were very good. Walk out the door to the entrance to the Nokia...wonderful!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing service and menu selection.
Amazing service and menu selection. The atmosphere is open and light with nice views of LA Live. I and my date cam through prior to attending an event at Staples. Great atmosphere and service, the evening manager makes his way to each table, not just to ask if you need anything, but to make sure your dining experience is exceptional. It was for us, and if your lucky, as we were, you might see some hollywood notables sitting across from your table.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The waiter was very knowledgeable
The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. Atmosphere was great. Everyone was pleased with their food. Four guest ordered the chicken and one ordered the steak.Will return again!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We loved the clean, uncluttered
We loved the clean, uncluttered lines and earthy colors of this restaurant, as well as it's light, open feel. We could not have asked for better service from our very nice, attentive server. The flat iron steak with cauliflower (every color!) over a fabulous carrot puree was perfectly cooked. The fish special of the day, halibut (which can be quite bland) was incredible with the baby bok choy and asian seasonings. We will definitely be going again for a special occasion.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's fun to sit by the windows
It's fun to sit by the windows and people watch. Attentive service, and the food was good.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for pre-concert dining
This was our first time at LA Market, service was attentive but not hovering, the waitperson was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and the food was excellent. Only complaints - we each had a glass of wine, the selection was limited and a little pricey, and there were no vegetarian entree options. It's probably unfair to rate the noise level since we went on a Friday before a sold-out concert. The hotel lobby (restaurant location) was buzzing, the bar (restaurant adjacent) was packed, and we were seated near the entrance. Considering all that the noise wasn't bothersome, but the environment wasn't as relaxing as it could have been. There was also a constant parade of food coming from the kitchen to another bar area across the lobby, odd.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Need some "Satisfaction?"
Went to LA Market prior to seeing the Rollilng Stones at Staples. It's a nice comfortable restaurant amid the craziness of the lobby of the Marriott Hotel - fun for people watching, grazing and sharing a good bottle of wine. This restaurant isn't going to set the culinary world on fire but it's dependable and very good for what it is. I wouldn't necessarily recommend the Caesar Salad but the Brussel Sprouts were delicioius, the charcuterie is great to nibble on and my friend loved his burger. Great, attentive service and generally a nice place to go at L.A. Live that you don't have to spend a fortune.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food fast.
I love a restaurant where the chef doesn't mind my food sensitivities and asking for changes to dishes on the menu. I had the salmon with the kale instead of the sauce that contained cream. My husband had the meatloaf as is - a total plate of comfort food. Both were yummy. The brussel sprouts were amazing as a side dish! We went early before a Kings playoff game. The restaurant wasn't very full and our waiter was very attentive and took good care of us. A little pricey but I'd definitely go again!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Weekend Brunch
While the brunch is set at hotel prices, for ~$30, you get full breakfast buffett plust omelettes, waffles, french toast and pancakes made to order!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and exceptional service
The filet was excellent. The French onion soup was fantastic. However, I must say, the stand out on the table, for me, was the breadsticks. House made and amazing. Our server, David, was friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. He completed the great experience. I would definitely return. Well done Kerry Simon!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
LA Market Restaurant-LA Live
We ate here before enjoying the Beyoncé concert with 3 friends. We enjoyed lovely wine and shared plates tapas style. The food was healthfully prepared and very tasty. Our server was prompt, genuine and was gracious. After paying the bill, we decided to have another glass of wine, he had no issues with us holding the table a bit longer. The restaurant is in the ground floor of the JW Marriott - it was light, modern and clean. I would definitely go back.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable dinner, Ate before
Enjoyable dinner, Ate before a concert at Staples. Dinner was slow coming out but the waitress gave us another bottle of wine due to the wait. I would definitely return.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good for a hotel restaurant
Really good for a hotel restaurant breakfast. Some in our party had the extensive buffet, others ordered off the creative menu. All of the food was tasty and well-prepared, and our server was properly attentive. The modern mood music and cavernous lobby space actually work together to make a nice ambiance to start the day. In short, we liked it!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We started by sharing two appetizers: burrata with eggplant and heirloom tomatoes - Highly recommended - and blue prawns served with trout roe - the presentation was lovely, but unfortunately the prawns were a bit overcooked. Our entrees were: (1) the pan-seared black cod served over couscous with baby carrots and green beans; and (2) the prime filet. Both were quite delectable. The dessert was an "architectural" delight of raspberry and chocolate. Our server, David, was quite knowledgeable, courteous, and properly attentive.
The only improvement I suggest is the ambience - possibly the lighting could be improved. Otherwise this is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal that is well-prepared and non-pretentious.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
10th Time - Never Disappointed
We have been to LA Market probably 10 time and have yet to be disappointed. My wife and I started with the octopus app and couple glasses of wine. Coupled with the complimentary pretzel rolls and sesame seed breadsticks, we were sitting like two hogs on a log. I had the "Pasta" and my wife had the Curry Prawns. My pasta dish was smothered in a creamy goat cheese, just a tad spicey (which I loved) and was clearly made fresh. For dessert we shared the Peach Melba. The bill was $150, but well worth every dollar spent. There was a Bruno Mars concert that evening so the restaurant was unusually crowded which did tend to slow down the service. However, we highly recommend LA Market.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service always a good combination when you are dining with kids
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Supper at L-A Market
This was not our first experience here. However it was our first time seeing the restaurant so completely full. There was a concert happening and everyone was eating there first. It was full of young people and although it was busy and a little loud, the air was that of excitement, so it was pleasant, not to mention that it emptied out fairly early. Our server was attentive and our food delicious as always. We shared the pork belly with sweet corn, green beans, carrots and whipped potato. The meat was served with a kumquat jelly and was excellent. We will always go back, every time we are in Los Angeles. We had a marvelous time.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was pretty empty, as went around 8pm on a week night. The service was great; our server was friendly and attentive. The food was fabulous. We enjoyed every single course that we ordered. We had the tuna and kale salad as appetizers, the daily catch and the filet, which was pretty much the most well cooked meat I've ever had, and the junk food platter. The bread basket was delicious as well. We are definitely going to return!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful restaurant. Have
Wonderful restaurant. Have been there many times. Unfortunately, this visit was a bit disappointing. The food was more than good, the service was wonderful. However, the desserts were disappointing. The peach melba was service with fresh peaches instead of poached and the junk food platter was served with baked goods that were obviously refrigerated and hard to eat. The churros were cold, the cookies, etc. were cold and the cotton candy dissolved right in front of us before we could finish it. Just not up to the par of L.A. Market that we are used to.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Date Night
I loved my experience at LA Market. It definitely exceeded expectations and the service was so timely. Every dish that came out was perfectly cooked, not one bite was bad. I definitely loved this restaurant and would come back!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The salmon was really good, the filet was amazing, and the lamb could've had some work with the couscous. I highly recommend the junk food platter for dessert but not the compressed watermelon.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambience, service, & location
We had a voucher to come here and so our expectations were not high. When we arrived for dinner we were pleasantly surprised by the ambience of the place (perfect lighting and not too busy/loud despite the full bar nearby). The location was great and the dining room was very open and spacious. Our server was terrific and gave us some great recommendations. The food is reasonably priced and tasted how you would expect given the price point.
Kale salad - apples were a good touch
Octopus - was not my favorite, didn't taste fresh
Chicken - flavourful and moist
Halibut (daily special) - well seasoned, cauliflower was delicious
chocolate mousse - not too sweet, and paired well with the ice cream
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for pre-show or game dining
Our party of 4 dined here before the Depeche Mode concert. The restaurant is located basically in the lobby of the JW Marriott LA Live, so you are right in the heart of the action. We ordered the Edemame and Tuna Dynamite appetizers, both of which were very good. The dynamite is not what you expect...it's not heavy with the normal mayonnaise-based sauce, but instead is a very light stacking of tuna, lump crab and sushi rice, sprinkled with red chili aioli. The main courses consisted of salmon, Jidori Chicken and pork belly, all of which were very tasty. Our server was friendly and the service overall was very good.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to La Market to celebrate 2 birthdays, customer service was outstanding from the time I arrived until the time I left. Waiter was very knowledgeable and the food was amazing. A definately must!!!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Place to be
I and my husband went to opera Sunday afternoon and for dinner we went to LA market. Our experience at opera was wonderful and our experience at the restaurant was the same.We defiantly be back.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both the service and the food
Both the service and the food were excellent. A friend and I were going to the Pink concert and were looking for a location close to Staples Center. LA Market fit the bill perfectly.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even though this restaurant is ostensibly in a hotel lobby, the food was five-star, as was the service. You could tell that all the ingredients were fresh and the food was cooked as requested. I would go back in a heartbeat. Try to get a window seat, as the people watching attending LA Live events was entertainment in and of itself!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always The Best
LA Market always has great food and even better service. If you go, ask for Carolyn. She is the sweetest and so accommodating. This is definitely a stop whenever I am in Downtown LA.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
great food, better service
we went to this restaurant for a birthday lunch and the food was fantastic. we were expecting a pricey outcome and the bill delivered. the best part, in addition to the food was our server andrew. he was polite and tended our every need. thanks andrew!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at LA Market. The food and staff were amazing. The ribeye was delicious and the prime rib/lobster lasagna was eclectic and tasty!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was good, service
The food was good, service was great, would go back there again.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty and healthy food
Loved the edamame, artichokes. Chicken jadori was terrific. Ginger beer based cocktail was awesome. Completely full and satisfied.convenient to staples!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
1st time at LA Market Restaurant
My wife and I went with our two youngest children to celebrate our birthdays. We had a GREAT time. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere electric, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
Great martinis . This time great & so festive. Good food. Awesome location.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM